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Many Christians Do Not Seem to Know Whose Side they are on or Who the Enemy is

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father …

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Evil is Using “Unconditional Respect” to Hide Itself Among us. And questions about the case of Ps Tom Chantry.

In a recent post we dealt with a typical distortion of Scripture which insists that a wife must respect her husband no matter what he does, no matter what kind of person he is. Respect. Obey. Honor. We saw that such mishandling of Scripture is very common. We saw how it hooks out a precept from God’s Word …

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The 13 Colonies (the United States) Divorced the King of England July 4, 1776

Here is the beginning of the Declaration of Independence. It is a divorce decree. It is the recognition of a breach of covenant. We celebrate this divorce in the United States every July 4th. The purpose of this post is to simply put forth this question: If it was right and good for the American Colonies …

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“Representing The Domestic Violence Survivor: Critical Legal Issues; Effective Safety Strategies”

Representing The Domestic Violence Survivor: Critical Legal Issues; Effective Safety Strategies by Barry Goldstein, J.D., and Elizabeth Liu, J.D.  We recommend this work to lawyers who are representing domestic abuse victims. Endorsements come from several in the legal and educational fields, including Lundy Bancroft. Here is Lundy’s official endorsement of this work: Barry Goldstein and Elizabeth …

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Coercion and control are the very heart of how an abuser operates: they’re not an added extra.

Viewing coercive control as just one more manifestation of domestic abuse is to utterly misunderstand what is happening in a victim’s life, says Jane Monckton-Smith, senior lecturer in criminology and an expert in coercive control at the university of Gloucestershire. She argues that coercion and control are the very heart of how an abuser operates: …

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How Abusers Use (Mis-use) Matthew 18 to Escape Church Discipline.

One thing that abusers in the church are very good at is using Matthew 18 to continue their abuse. Many of them never do anything abusive in front of two or three witnesses. Abusers are rarely stupid enough to leave two or three witnesses. They always know what to say and who to say it to so …

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